Flames Through Two Days At UCF Tournament
March 3, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. - The UIC softball team (9-9/0-0 Horizon League) swept the competition on the first day of the UCF & Holiday Inn Select Spring Fling Friday at the UCF Softball Complex in Orlando, Fla.
The Flames served as the home team in the contest against Jacksonville Saturday. The Dolphins began the game by scoring one run in the first inning and four runs in the second inning to jump out to an early 5-0 lead over UIC.
Jacksonville went on to score one more run in the fourth inning, which would be the final run either team would score in the game as the Dolphins ran away with a 6-0 victory.
Jacksonville compiled 12 hits in comparison to the Flames' five. There were five UIC members who posted a hit a piece. Among the five, Coryn Schmit (Hawthorn Hills, Ill./Lake Zurich), Jacki Fletcher (Lowell, Ind./Lowell), Ashley Hewett (La Palma, Calif., John F. Kennedy), Teresa Aguilar (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy) and Courtney Heeley (Glendale, Ariz./Greenway).
The Knights scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning to jump out to an early lead. The UCF squad then added an additional three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to extend its lead to 7-0.
Four Flames members, Melinda Macias (Chino, Calif./Don Antonio Lugo), Schmit, Fletcher and Komp (Joliet, Ill./Joliet West) logged hits in the contest with UCF.
UIC had opportunities with runners in scoring position on eight different occasions during the game, but were unable score.
The Flames combined for 10 hits in the duration of the two contests.
The Flames conclude play at the UCF & Holiday Inn Select Spring Fling Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (CT) against Stetson. Follow the team on Twitter (UICSoftball) for in-game updates, in addition to Game Tracker.